Shop for the Shelter Holiday Program
Our Shop for the Shelter program fills the needs of our shelter clients and families who will not be able to participate in the Sponsor a Family program due to time constraints. All donations collected for this program are displayed in the shelter, and our shelter clients pick gifts for their family members staying with us - parents pick for their children, and the kiddos get to pick for their parents. The need for this program is great and all donations are much appreciated.
How do I participate in this program?
You do not need to register with SafePlace to participate in this program. Please drop off donations at Gil Crane Warehouse
and notify the warehouse staff the donation is for the Shop for the Shelter Program
When do I bring the gifts to you?
Please bring donations to the Gil Crane Warehouse
from November 26th to December 21st. We will accept gifts after this date, but we’d like to have the Shelter full of gifts for our clients to “shop” from by December 21st.
What kind of gifts should I bring?
Please review our suggested wish list
below. We ask that all gifts are new
(donations of wrapping paper and tape are greatly appreciated!). Any one gift cannot be more than $75
- this is to ensure equity among all gifts.
Can I donate additional things not on the list?
We welcome all gifts, however please do not donate any violent toys (toy knives, toy guns, etc.). We also do not accept opened toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc.), or large electronics like televisions, etc.
If I collect money from different people to purchase items, do they receive a tax write off?
Please see our tax information
for complete details.
Shop for the Shelter Wish List
Below is a list of suggested holiday items you can donate. Please leave gifts unwrapped. The donation of wrapping paper and tape are greatly appreciated! Also, please include batteries with gifts that need them.
Gifts for Children
|Art supplies of all kinds
Batteries- AA, AAA, C, 9V
Non-violent video games
New toy cars/trucks
New clothes in season
New dolls (various ethnicities)
New toddler manipulative (blocks, etc)
Non-violent action figures
***Please no toy guns/Knives/Swords***
Gifts for Teens Women/Men
|Books - fiction and non-fiction
CDs and DVDs
(i.e., pedicures, dinners, etc.)
|Perfume/bath and body products
New clothes in season
Gift Cards for groceries
Purses/wallets, Date books/planners
Gift cards to department stores
All donations to the Shop for the Shelter Program are tax deductible.